Monday, August 26, 2013

Divergent Trailer


Let's talk about the Divergent trailer, shall we? Now if you haven't heard of/read Divergent, here's how it goes: It's a dystopian YA novel (trilogy?) written by Veriniaca Roth. Now I know what you're thinking. Oh, it's just another typical YA book in a dystopian world with a love triangle, blah, blah, blah. Wrong. The book takes place in a futuristic Chicago where everything's separated into factions, Erutide, Amity, Abnegation, Dauntless, and Candor. Together, the leaders of those factions rule the government. At the age if sixteen, you get to choose whether to stay or leave your faction. Our main character, Beatrice (Tris) Prior, leaves Agnegation and chooses Dauntless, and then stuff happens. That's all I'm gonna tell you. Oh, and there isn't a love triangle. Let's get on with the actual review. 

"The future belongs to those who know where they belong." Jeanine Matthews. Excellent choice, Summit. She has the right characteristics: blonde hair, blue eyes, ect. But that doesn't really matter to me, whether or not they look like how the author described them in the books. With just that one line, I got chills. I think she'll be great.

Here's a thing I don't get: why is everything orange? I mean, look at this.


Everything looks amazing. Everything looks suspenseful, thrilling, exciting, ect. I got chills throughout the whole flippin' trailer. And for me, that never happens. Usually, I'm really critical about trailers, but I actually think they'll do a good job with this. The acting's really good, and I don't really have anything bad to say.


Tell me what you think in the comments, what you liked and didn't like and whether you think the movie's gonna be good or not.


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Movie Review: Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

So I finally got to see CoB today, and I thought it was fantastic. Now that doesn't mean I thought it was the best movie adaption I've seen, but it was a lot better than most (Percy Jackson). Even though some parts were out of order at the beginning, they stayed true to the dialogue, and I loved it. Of course they didn't have everything in the movie, they had extra scenes that weren't in the book, like Jocelyn being kidnapped and Clary and Jace's conversation about why she's been drawing the runes.

The acting was great, I almost cried. Almost. Especially when Simon said, "I'm the one who's always been there for you, not him." I basically lost it. Every character did an awesome job portraying their characters. I didn't see Jamie on screen, I saw Jace. When one of them got hurt or tortured, in Luke's case, I died a little bit inside. It just felt real, I don't know how to put it in any other way.
Every great movie has fight scenes! Okay so not every movie, but this one had quite a few of 'em. I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for fight scenes. There was the one when the two guys-- I think it was Pangborn and Blackwell, I don't remember their names--were trying to find the cup, the one at the hotel Dumort, and the one between Jace and Valentine. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that's all of them. They left me on the edge of my seat with my eyes glued to the screen.
Sadly, I couldn't find a picture of Jocelyn beating the crap out of the guy with a frying pan, but here's a picture of Simon shirtless, instead.
All in all, the movie was great, filled with action, romance, humor, and a great--and maybe confusing--plot. (I just don't want to go into further detail) If you haven't seen the movie yet but have read the books, I highly suggest you don't spend your time comparing the movie to the book. Yes, they got stuff wrong, but it's still a good movie. For the people who haven't seen it, go see it. That's all I'm saying. Tell me what you thought of the movie in the comments.
Now, I have to get back to fangirling about the Divergent trailer.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New CoB Clip on Yahoo Movies

If you haven't seen it yet, you can watch it here.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie comes out in 15 days on August 21st, and they just released a new clip on Yahoo Movies. I'm a really huge fan of the books, and this clip just got me even more excited. In the clip, they show the angelic power rune that Clary (the protagonist) draws, which I think is awesome because they have to focus on the big picture since it's the first book and can't have all the little details. 

Then, they show Pangborn and Blackwell, I guess you could say, "breaking and entering" into her house and trying to find the mortal cup and taking Clary's mom. You get to see Jocelyn's (her mom) amazing fighting skills. It's great that they added this in because, in the books, you don't really know what's happened, just that Clary comes home to find the house wrecked and her mother missing. 

Meanwhile, Clary's interrogating Jace (one of the main characters) about why she's suddenly drawing the runes and why she can see him, yet no one else can. They added a little part where two guys are near by and hear her yelling at him, but they don't see anything. It's nice to see a little bit from a mundane's perspective. 

Then, there's the ravener demon. I don't know if raveners can take on the form of another living creature or not-they can't-, but it took in the form of a dog. I imagined that it was snake-like, but it looks sort of slimy and like it has legs. When Clary ran off after her mom called, she didn't have Jace's sensor, so instead of using that to kill it, she used a fire iron-I think that's what it's called. It's a pretty cool and smart alternative, despite, you know, almost setting the entire apartment on fire. 

The clip showed a lot more than the movie trailers did, and it's five and a half minutes long. I suggest reading the books, they're amazing. Before or after you watch the movie, it doesn't matter, as long as you don't read it before you go watch it, like, the day before. You'll end up disappointed and judgemental, so just don't read it before you go see it. If you go see it. Tell me what you think in the comments and whether or not you'll be seeing the movie and/or reading the books. 


Monday, August 5, 2013

Hardcover vs. Paperback

I don't know which one you prefer, but I honestly have mixed opinions with both. Let's start with some pros and cons.


  • They last longer than paperbacks.
  • They're more durable.
  • The pages don't tear as easily, since they're thicker.

  • The binding isn't all that great after a while.
  • The spine gets separated from the binding.
  • The dust jacket tends to get creased, torn, folded, ect.
  • The corners of the book itself tends to curve inward.
  • It costs more than the paperback. 


  • It's cheaper.
  • It's smaller compared to the hardcover.
  • It's easier to carry around.


  • The cover starts to peel. (That's what happened to my copy of City of Bones.You can check that book out here.)
  • It has smaller print. 
  • If the pages get wet, it's harder to dry the pages.
  • It's easier to ruin because of the thin pages. 
The reason to this post is because I think that there are some books that are special and deserve to be in hardcover, and there are some books where you just feel that you should have it in paperback. And then there's the ones that you can't decide on, so you grab the first copy you see. I don't know if I'm the only one, but I hope this helped in any way possible. Feel free to tell me your opinions in the comments and follow.


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sherlock Season 3 Trailer

It's been two years since Sherlock had a season, and BBC decides to release a 26 second trailer, I suspect Moffat. Ever since the trailer came out two days ago, Tumblr has decided to make 8763838 posts, gifs, and edits about it. I mean, John has a freakin' mustache, something happened to Lestrade's hair, Mycroft suddenly got fat, but most importantly, JOHN HAS A FREAKING MUSTACHE! I know that three years has passed between seasons two and three-it's close, though, it's been two years since the Sherlock fall- it just doesn't feel like it. I'm really excited to see John's reaction to seeing Sherlock alive. Three years is quite a long time. When I first found out it was a three year span in-between, I didn't understand why it had to be that long, but then I started thinking. Sherlock needed things to mellow down a bit before he came back. I'm also excited on seeing what happens between Molly and Sherlock-I ship them-because she didn't have as strong feelings for him in season 2. But, let's not forget what he said about how Molly "always counted" before the scene with Moriarty. I can't wait to finally understand how Sherlock faked his own death, although I do have some theories. In other words, I just can't wait six more months for the season. Tell me what you thought of the trailer and what you're excited for in the new season, and I'll be sure to reply.


Peter Capaldi as the twelfth doctor

As all the Whovians know, Peter Capaldi will be playing the twelfth doctor as of today. To be honest, I was hoping the Doctor would be a ginger this time, but apparently not. I mean, his last three companions -except for Rory- were ginger, and his last two incarnations wanted to be ginger, so you can't really blame me. As for Peter, I really don't know what to say. He definitely isn't as young as  David or Matt (he's 55), but I think he'll make a great Doctor. I think I'll wait until we actually see him as the Doctor until I make any further judgements. I'm really sad to see Matt go, especially since he got that haircut, but I think we should keep an open mind.



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